Spring Spruce Up, Part 1: When it’s Time for New Siding

Vinyl Siding Contractor Madison WI Siding Repair Back in March, we talked all about Preparing Your Siding for Spring in one of our blog posts.

But what happens if, while you’re prepping your siding for spring, you find that you might need new siding? Whether it’s from age, damage from the elements, or you’re just looking to give the exterior of your home a facelift, there are a few things you’ll want to be aware of before you embark on vinyl siding replacement.

1. Talk with Your Insurance Agent …

… Especially if your vinyl siding needs replacement because of damage. It’s important to speak with your insurance person right away if there is ever any kind of damage to your home, and your vinyl siding is no exception. One of the nice perks of working with Legacy Exteriors, is that we work with you to help you through the claims process. This is important because it can be tricky proceeding with an insurance company when making an insurance claim, which is why we help homeowners understand the process on how to most effectively to deal with the insurance company. In other words, we’re here to help the process run as smoothly and successfully as possible.

2. Get an Estimate …

… From a licensed, local siding contractor in the Dane County area. Josh Gauwitz suggests that homeowners get at least TWO estimates before making any decisions. He also advised that you never pay for an estimate or proposal. At Legacy, we are happy to perform thorough, complimentary inspections and proposals on the exterior of your home.

3. Know Your Brands …

… Saving a few bucks up front with your vinyl siding replacement can cost you hundreds — or even thousands — down the road because of poor quality siding that doesn’t last as long as the top brands, inferior warranties, or from vinyl siding that just doesn’t insulate your home from the elements very well — which equates to higher energy bills.

If you’re living in your home, and plan to do so for the foreseeable future, you’ll want to make sure you have iInsulated vinyl siding installed on your home. Yes, it’s slightly more expensive than traditional (non-insulated) vinyl siding, but in the long run it will save you money.

And here are the brands you’ll want to consider first-and-foremost when speaking with a vinyl siding contractor. At Legacy, these are the brands we install in the Dane County area because they are durable, tough, and look fantastic! You don’t have to buy your vinyl siding from us, but we strongly suggest investing in one of these brands …

Siding Contractor Madison WI Mastic Vinyl SidingMASTIC VINYL SIDING

Made to endure high heat, extreme sun, pounding hail, and hurricane-force winds, Mastic is renowned for quality, durability and an amazing array of color choices, textures, and more.

Proprietary technologies ensure that Mastic vinyl siding holds tight, lasts longer, and performs well year after year.

Siding Contractor Madison WI Norandex Vinyl SidingNORANDEX VINYL SIDING

Well known for aesthetic versatility, low-maintenance, high-performance and environmentally friendly materials, Norandex siding delivers amazing value.

Lots of trim and accent options, as well as styles and finishes, provide an array of choices for the homeowner — from historic to contemporary, and everything in-between.

Exterior Portfolio Siding Contractor Madison WI Vinyl SidingEXTERIOR PORTFOLIO VINYL SIDING

One of the fun things about this vinyl siding brand is their view on color combinations. According to Exterior Portfolio, “color choices do not live independently. Selected thoughtfully, they have the potential to fuse into one design-liberating whole.” This is something our design team at Legacy Exteriors can help you with. In fact, we advise working only with a vinyl contractor that has an in-house design team to help you get exactly what you’re looking for with your new vinyl siding.

Siding Contractor Madison WI Vinyl Siding MittenMITTEN VINYL SIDING

The last brand you might want to consider is Mitten. They provide a comprehensive selection of high quality, in-stock exterior design solutions. In addition to working with licensed, experienced siding replacement contractors like Legacy Exteriors, Mitten also works with architects and builders to bring ideas to life with quality materials in a deep variety of design solutions.

With each of these brands, you receive an exceptional warranty, too. In fact, there are too many benefits for each of these brands to list here — but if you’d like to learn more, just reach out! We’re happy to schedule a complimentary meeting with you to discuss your vinyl siding needs further!